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Jack, London 

"When I heard I had cancer it didn't really hit me at first. I have a 2 year old little girl so I all I thought about was getting better for her."

bone cancer

Claire, Market Harborough 

"I still meet up with the friends I made on the Teenage Cancer Trust unit – in fact they were there on my wedding day!"

Hodgkin lymphoma

Sarah, Yorkshire 

"I was facing cancer and a possible amputation, I felt swamped by the overwhelming news."

bone cancer

Robert, Hampshire 

"The day the doctor discovered the cancer, he told me that if they had caught it just 3 days later then there was a chance I would have had a stroke or died. It was really frightening."

Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)

Emily, Kent 

"I remember he said that he would only see a case like this every 10 years and a GP might only see this once in a lifetime."

bone cancer

Katie and Mandy, Blackpool 

"A lot of girls feel like a glossy, glowing tan is the be all and end all, but it's not. Taking care of your skin and your health is." Katie

"It has been amazing meeting Katie. We have a lot in common and it's nice to cheer each other up." Mandy

skin cancer

Abbie, Reigate 

"I burst into tears and didn't know what to do, but I was taken into another room by a nurse who explained everything and helped me know what to expect."

Hodgkin lymphoma

Stephen Sutton 

Stephen Sutton was an exceptional young man who made a huge impact as a Teenage Cancer Trust ambassador and fundraiser. 

Bowel cancer


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